Spiranther


The spiranther is a low, heavy browsing animal found in the temperate forests, or occasionally in the lower regions of the coniferous forests of Gorgamelle. It is mostly a browser, but is omnivorous and will happily eat carrion. It is relatively slow, and likes areas with plenty of undergrowth. Its head and forequarters are covered with hard, bony plates and are massively muscled, with two sacs either side of its jaw. These contain razor-sharp tusks, which serve both to grub for food and as a weapon for defence. The spiranther can shoot these tusks out of their protective sheath at will, with tremendous force. If approached, they emit a warning "whouff, whouff" noise. Anything that ignores the warning is likely to find itself charged and risks a severe goring. Luckily, the Spiranther cannot easily turn its head, and its vision is poor, so any hunter who stays upwind and moves cautiously has a chance. This is important, since its pinkish flesh is considered good eating, and in Eochail lands it is considered a true test of hunting skill - often killing one is part of a hunter's initiation. The Spiranther has coarse reddish-brown hair and its plates are dark grey or brown.

STR

25

+30

DEX

14

+12

CON

23

+26

BOD

14

+8

INT

2

-8

EGO

6

-8

PRE

20

+10

COM

1

-5

PD

8

+3

ED

6

+1

SPD

3

+6

REC

10

END

40

-6

STUN

40

+1

Total

70

OCV

5

DCV

5

±2

ECV

POWERS

6

+2 CSL with tusks

8

+4" Running

8

+4 with smell perception

5

Discriminatory smell

9

Armour (6 PD / ED) Forequarters and head only. Act. 14-

22

11/2d6 AP HKA (2d6+1 AP HKA with strength)

58

Total powers and skills

128

Total creature cost

50+

DISADVANTAGES

15

Physical limitation - no fine manipulation

15

Distinctive features - savage (not concealable)

10

Psychological limitation - Bad-tempered - will attack if it feels crowded

10

Hunted 8- (by hunters, of course !)

5

Physical limitation - poor vision (-3 to sight PER. beyond close range)

23

Tasty but spiky bonus